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Ukraine said it now has a meticulous system for storing and tracking U.S.-provided munitions that the American embassy can access anytime.
Oleksandra Ustinova, a Ukrainian member of parliament who leads a commission tracking foreign military aid, told CBS News' “60 Minutes” that serial numbers of every single piece of U.S. weaponry sent to Ukraine are in a database that the American embassy in Kyiv can view.
U.S. officials can then visit the warehouses storing the equipment to see the inventory for themselves, she said.
“They can come, type in, let's say, a Javelin or a HIMARS and see in which brigade it is, and then go check it if they don't believe,” Ustinova said.
The member of parliament showed “60 Minutes” a video of her in what she said was a top-secret warehouse storing Javelins from the United States.
Ustinova's comments come after Military.com published an article in July about a Pentagon report that highlighted how a Russian-led criminal ring in Ukraine was able to steal weapons sent to Kyiv for the war.
The stolen weapons included a grenade launcher and a machine gun, and were taken by Russians who had joined a volunteer battalion, per the outlet.
The Pentagon report, dated October 6, 2022, said the theft occurred in June 2022, per CNN.
This Pentagon report didn't explicitly say that the stolen weapons were American. But it detailed several such…